• Beginning of the Nuclear Arms Race, the National Defense Authorization Act, Iran-Israel tensions

    MICHELLE: Welcome back to Early Warning. I'm your host, Michelle Dover, Director of Programs here at Ploughshares Fund. And today I am joined by Joe Cirincione, President and also co-host of the podcast with me. And Tom Collina, Director of Policy here at Ploughshares. Gentlemen, welcome....

    September 4, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Trump Is Misleading America Into A New War

    This is not a drill. A new Middle East war is coming, perhaps soon. Only dramatic political action by the American people and their political leaders can stop it. President Trump says he does not want war with Iran. Perhaps the entire war scare is just another neurotic impulse. Or he may believe...

    June 19, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • US, Iran Religious Leaders: Nuclear Weapons ‘Immoral’

    Back in March 2014, a delegation of US bishops made a historic visit to Qom, Iran and held a meeting with Iranian religious leaders. On November 17, an audience at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC will have the chance to hear firsthand what they discussed in Qom,...

    November 3, 2016 - By Will Lowry
  • Iran Deal: The Fight Isn't Over

    One year ago today, we witnessed history unfold before our very eyes with the landmark nuclear deal between Iran, the US and other world powers. It stopped Iran from building a bomb without a single shot being fired.

    July 14, 2016 - By Tom Collina
  • In Their Own Words: Grantees on the Iran Deal

    Ploughshares Fund's powerful network of grantees was vital to our five-year campaign for a diplomatic solution to the Iran nuclear crisis. Grantees like Women's Action for New Directions (WAND), which recently hosted an excellent presentation on the deal's achievements after one year, made all...

    July 13, 2016 - By Will Lowry
  • One Year In, the Iran Deal is Working

    On July 14, 2015, the historic Iran nuclear deal was announced in Vienna. One year later, the agreement is working: all of Iran's pathways to a nuclear weapon have been verifiably blocked, and international sanctions lifted. The agreement was won not by force, but by diplomacy. Over the course...

    July 7, 2016 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • The Iran Agreement: A Victory for Diplomacy

    The Iran Agreement is working. Not by force, but by diplomacy. On January 16, 2016, Iran's four pathways to a nuclear weapon were verifiably blocked. Since then moderates and reformers won major victories in elections in Iran, new channels of communication between the US and Iran helped quickly...

    March 17, 2016 - By Joe Cirincione
  • The Deal is Real

    The deal is real. On Saturday, the International Atomic Energy Agency verified that Iran has completed all its commitments under the historic nuclear accord and sanctions were lifted. Iran has ripped out two-thirds of its centrifuges, neutralized its plutonium reactor, shipped out tons of...

    January 16, 2016 - By Will Lowry
  • Stops a Bomb, Stops a War

    In the 2016 State of the Union address President Barack Obama said that, "As we speak, Iran has rolled back its nuclear program, shipped out its uranium stockpile, and the world has avoided another war." This triumph for nuclear security is a direct result of the JCPOA – the Joint Comprehensive...

    January 14, 2016 - By Will Lowry
  • Models for US policy towards North Korea

    On Democracy Now, Ploughshares Fund president Joe Cirincione suggests a question for thinking about US policy towards North Korea as it relates to their 4th nuclear weapons test: which is a better model -- the Iraq War or the Iran deal?

    January 7, 2016 - By Will Lowry